Monthly Archives: August 2014

Did you know it is estimated that an average of 200K people are hospitalized due to flu-related complications?

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Should I Take My Three-Week Old to the Family Reunion?

Shot of Prevention

DrZibnersToday Dr. Lara Zibners addresses a concern that was raised on our Vaccinate Your Baby Facebook page which addresses the difficult task parents face in protecting their newborn babies from vaccine preventable diseases before they are old enough to be vaccinated themselves.  If you have a vaccine related concern that you would like to provide for discussion, please email shotofprevention@gmail.com or send us a message on our Facebook page.

I have a 3 week old son and I plan on vaccinating him appropriately. However my family is having a reunion next week and I want to go. I have been very strict about only having vaccinated visitors. Is it ok to go to this reunion when I can’t check to see if every person is vaccinated? There will be 20-40 people there. Also, my brother-in-law doesn’t vaccinate his kids and I haven’t let them or their kids meet my baby yet. Am I being crazy or…

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Protecting Your Baby From Disease Begins in Pregnancy

Shot of Prevention

Some may call me a bad mother because I can’t remember if my back labor was with the first or second child, or if my varicose veins sprung up with my third or fourth pregnancy, or exactly what time it was when my fifth child graced this earth.  But one thing I will never forget is how much time and effort I put into researching labor and delivery with my first pregnancy.

NIAM14_FBpost_BabyLooking back, I felt confident that I was doing everything to ensure the best possible health of my child.  I ate good foods, avoided caffeine, took my vitamins, and even wrote a birth plan that expressed my desire to have a natural and un-medicated labor.  Despite all the precautionary steps I took, I knew that something unexpected may occur.  There could be some kind of birth complications.  The baby could be in a breech position, have the umbilical cord wrapped…

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